Happy Halloween, Buckle My Shoe families!

Every year Buckle My Shoes has it's famous Halloween parade and each classroom chooses a costume theme. This year the infant-b class got its inspiration from their favorite book, "Dear Zoo". The students were dressed as a monkey, puppy, lion, snake, elephant, giraffe and Camel.   

Exploring Tissue Paper:

The students absolutely love investigating paper! swimming in the ocean of long sheets of tissue paper, the students worked on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination- tearing the paper with their fingers and waving the delicate material from side to side. 

wonderful job, students!

Painting with Textured Balls:

The students have always shown an interest in balls of any kind. A delighted grin spreads upon their faces each time they manipulate the round, bouncy, slightly unpredictable wonder. 

This activity proved to be an irresistible provocation that supplied us with endless sensory play and engaged our gross and fine motor muscles in a fun and special way.

When the box was placed in the middle of the classroom floor, it was interesting to see the students automatically go for the paint, as if the balls were not there. The explorers grasped at the bright paint colors, using their pointers to poke at the wet puddles. They are clearly paint experts now and know just what to do!

After a short while, our little sensory experts started taking notice to the round, bumpy balls and began trying to pick them up with their wet, colorful hands.

As the textured balls slipped from hand to hand, the balls bounced and rolled onto the white paper.

With each drop and roll, the round bumpy balls left behind beautiful imprints and trails on the paper!


See you all tomorrow, infant-b families.